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Texting and Driving Ban in South Carolina Leaves Montana the Lone State Left for Such Legislation

Montana is now the only state in the nation that doesn’t ban at least some drivers from texting, now that South Carolina’s new law took effect this week.

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National News Story Says Text Messaging May Be Useful When it Comes to Hostage Situations

A national news story out of New York commented on how law enforcement personnel are increasingly using text messaging when dealing with perpetrators, particularly in hostage situations.

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Two Shot in Florida Movie Theater After Dispute Over Texting During ‘Lone Survivor’

We think that talking or texting during a movie is the epitome of rudeness and shouldn't be tolerated in any way. While we fully support hushing and zero-tolerance policies that eject talkers from theaters, we draw the line at physical violence and we imagine that even the most ardent movie fans would agree.

Well, it turns out that one man thought even more strongly about this than we did and took it to a tragic level.

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Teens Prefer Texting to Driving

Townsquare Media has been running a TXTING KILLS campaign. I have not directly been affected by a texting and driving incident, but a friend of mine lost his father to a teen that was texting and driving. What would you do if you had to choose between texting or driving?

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College Student Who Almost Died While Texting and Driving: ‘Don’t Do It’ [VIDEO, POLL]

A recent survey found nearly a third of teen drivers have texted while driving — but after a catastrophic wreck that nearly cost him his life, one Texas college student says he’ll never do it again, and he’s imploring others to follow his lead.

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The Dangers of Texting While Walking [VIDEOS]

Bears, manholes, piers, and mall fountains are just some of the hazards you can meet if you choose to text while walking.

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Is Texting While Walking Dangerous?

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Average Texter Sends or Receives 41.5 Messages a Day

According to a survey of 2,227 adults by the Pew Research Center, the average text message user sends or receives an average of 41.5 messages a day.

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Helena Votes To Ban Mobile Devices While Driving

Helena city commissioners have voted in favor of an ordinance that would prohibit the use of either hands-free or handheld electronic devices — including cellphones, pagers and laptops — while operating a vehicle.

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Teens Drinking Less, But Half Text While Driving

A recent survey found Montana teens are smoking and drinking less, but half say they have texted or talked on a cell phone while driving.

The Office of Public Instruction administers the risk behavior survey every other year.

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